Tom Ince – Fantasy Football Potential

Aged 25, Tom Ince makes his move this year to the Premier League along with his new club Huddersfield. The young Englishman will have a lot to prove to his new manager, as well as Fantasy Managers around the globe.

Here’s what David Wagner had to say about Tom Ince:

“He scores goals, creates them for others and is always a threat when he’s on the pitch, so I’m very happy to welcome him to the club today.”

Fantasy Football Potential

During the 2016/17 campaign, Tom Ince was a main figure to Derby’s Championship journey to 9th place. Making 45 appearances for the Championship team, Ince contributed 14 goals and 5 assists from midfield, not bad for a player whose club finished 9th. On an important note, Ince was able to attempt 2.9 shots on average per game, alongside 1.6 key passes.

As for his new club, Huddersfield managed 57 goals last season, 16 of which came from set pieces. Given Ince’s long-range shooting abilities, this should provide a reasonable chance for the Englishman to get on the score-sheet, or at least to pick up a few assists.

Priced at a fair 6.0m, Ince could prove a valuable acquisition for Fantasy managers, but I would treat with caution, given the club’s and the player’s lack of experience in the Premier League. On the other hand, it is fair to assume that Ince should be a regular starter for his new team, at his price, it could pay off to give him a chance in your team alongside potentially high-priced midfielders. In addition, given the already inflated revealed prices we have seen, Tom Ince could be a great value asset to have in your team.

This year seems to favor balance highly given the revealed prices and choosing the correct mid-price players will be key for aspiring managers. I would recommend analyzing facts and figures, and keeping a close eye on pre-season form to make sure players are both starting and performing well before making decisions.

Last season, Josh King proved an amazing value at 5.5m, it remains to see who will be this year’s dark horse, and Tom Ince certainly qualifies for that title.

If you have enjoyed this early view of the fantasy potential of those moving teams this transfer window, be sure to check the others here.

Written by Hassan Alaywan (@hassanation)

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